French: Conure d’Orcés German: Orcessittich Spanish: Cotorra de El Oro
Other common names:
El Oro Conure
Ridgely and Robbins
c. 9·5 road km west of Piñas, c. 900 m, 3°40’ S, 79°44’ W, Province of El Oro, Ecuador
Pacific slope of Andes in SW Ecuador from Manta Real (Azuay) to Buenaventura Reserve (El Oro).
22 cm; 65–75 g. Close to P. melanura but lores and forehead red, scaled pattern of breast and sides of neck reduced to broad but indistinct greyish buff bars... read more
Most common call is a series of grating notes with a rather hoarse quality, e.g. “crreeet crreeet... read more
Very humid upper tropical forest, 300–1300 m.
Food and feeding
Fruits of fig Ficus cf. macbridei, tiliacean Heliocarpus popayanensis, euphorb Hieronyma, Cecropia... read more
Fledged young being fed Jun and Aug, so breeding may extend from Mar to Jul.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. Previously listed as Vulnerable. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Population estimated to lie between 2000 and 20,000 birds, under... read more
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